One is an old one with a one piece canopy and without any further enhancements as they can be found in more recent Eduard kits. The other is taken from a limited re-edition with all the benefits like etched parts, masks and a bundle of resin parts- this one I will show you here.
I am going to build a machine flown by one of the more prominent Tempest pilots: Roland Beamonts mount is one of six camouflage schemes suggested in the kit.
The cockpit consists solely of resin parts. The show a fineness and an amount of detail that gives an impression of the Tempest- pilots complex working place.
There had been considerable sanding work on the insides of the fuselage halves to be done to get the assembled resin-egg into the fuselage. Besides that, Eduards kit is real short run matter with no location pins and rather poor fit which added further complexity to that work.
After finishing the fuselage I noticed, that there was no place for the wheel bays, which have to be glued on the lower part of the wings. I guess I will have the cut a fitting opening in those parts...
I thought if I could have made a mistake- but I tend to think it´s Eduards fault.
The next steps will see the fuselage and wings being assembled...
22. February 2013, 14:27